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Thursday, November 21, 2019

How to decide when senior housing is better than home

By Marianne Delorey As a provider of housing, I know that my biggest competition is not the fancy new apartments down the street. It is...

With or without you

By Marianne Delorey Dearest Relative, I recently mentioned my worries about you living in that big, old house with the stairs. You made it clear you...

Those who humble themselves will be exalted

By Marianne Delorey A large part of our success in aging well has to do with how we cope with changes in our bodies.  All...

‘FLIPPING’ the situation

I hated fifth grade.  Almost 40 years later I can say without exaggeration it remains one of the worst years of my life. It was the first time that I truly had a hard time getting along with others, perhaps because we were all struggling with pre-adolescence in our own way.

Now what? Finding community among strangers

By Marianne Delorey Moving day has come, your toothbrush was swept into one of the many boxes before you. You start unpacking the boxes, picking...

Sleep problems in individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease

By Micha Shalev Persons with Alzheimer's disease often appear to sleep less or sometimes, more. Sleep problems may be caused by pain, medication, lack of...

Young at heart: The story of a child’s positive influence

By Marianne Delorey Little Ava came with her grammy to talk to the housing manager about her lease. “Hmm?” Ava asked, toddling over to the...

Moving mom and dad: Some practical tips

By David J. Dowd Moving is a major life stressor at any age. Whether you are young, or old it can be a burden mentally...

Best towns in central Mass. for retirees – a review of senior centers

By This article is part of a series intending to open the discussion of which Central Mass towns are most elder-friendly. This article focuses on...

Moving into a long term care facility

By Micha Shalev Part one of this series appeared in the April issue of the Fifty Plus Advocate. Part two appeared in the May issue...